From its very beginning in alchemy and sorcery, science has pursued unlimited power. Magic gradually gave way to materialism in the West, and science tried unsuccessfully to deliver mankind from its superstitions. Seventy years of forced atheism and materialism in the Soviet Union failed to remove the innate belief in something beyond matter. No sooner had the Iron Curtain come down than the liberated citizens in the Communist countries of Eastern Europe went on a spiritual binge and opened themselves to every cult and religion. Heretofore unthinkable programs such as “Thoughts on the Eternal: Sunday Moral Sermon” were instant successes on Soviet TV, as were psychics and healers.
Science has now returned to the belief that an immaterial universe exists, a universe inhabited by spirit beings and containing powers beyond our finite imagination. Exploration of this new frontier is carried on in earnest through psychic research (parapsychology) at top universities (University of Nevada’s Consciousness Research Laboratory, Princeton’s Engineering Anomalies Research Lab, etc.) and independent laboratories such as SRI and the Institute of Noetic Sciences.
Altering consciousness is believed to open the doorway to that “other universe” and to be the key to developing psychic powers. To assault that door with consciousness research, the government has authorized experimentation once again with psychedelic drugs such as LSD, MDMA (ecstasy), DMT (a drug occurring naturally in the human brain), peyote (from the cactus bud) and psilocybin (from the sacred mushroom). Physician Larry Dossey, author of Prayer Is Good Medicine, is convinced that “when the history of consciousness in the twentieth century is written, the current laboratory studies on mind over matter will mark the most important turning point.”
“Mind over matter” and “mind control” over other minds have been the dream of occultists for thousands of years. Science is now giving apparent support to that possibility. Psychology Today admits that it now “seems that human intention alone can influence machines—even at a distance, when no influence seems possible.” Dean Radin, director of University of Nevada’s consciousness research, contends: “The movement of mind does affect matter. It influences everything you can imagine, including mind itself.”
Is a human mind actually influencing matter and other minds? Or could it be a nonhuman mind, perhaps a demonic manifestation under the guise of human potential? Could it all be a ploy in order to convince man that Satan’s promise of godhood is the truth—in order to enslave him?